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Issue 103
Fall 2014
The Journal of the American Botanical Council
German Court Ruling Reverses Kava Ban; German Regulatory Authority Appeals Decision
Tea and the Taste of Climate Change: Understanding Impacts of Environmental Variation on Botanical Quality
Herb Profiles

Luo Han Guo (Monk Fruit) 

ABC News
“Botanical Adulterants Monitor” Published by Herb Quality Consortium
New Employee Profile: Hannah Bauman
ABC Food as Medicine Program Introduces Interns to Natural Healing
American Botanical Council Announces Publication of 500th Issue of HerbClip™
Organization News
Longtime Editor of Phytomedicine Passes the Torch
Cannabis Update
Unconvincing Study Links Cannabis Use to Cardiovascular Complications
Research Reviews

Cinnamon Supplementation Results in Increased Menstrual Cycle Frequency in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive Effects of Bacopa
Meriva® Special Curcumin Extract Reduces Adverse Effects from Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
Parkinson’s Disease Progression Slowed by Adjunctive Fenugreek Extract
Ginkgo Extract Found Safe and Effective in Treating Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment in Exploratory Trial
Pomegranate and Chamomile Extracts Help Reduce Bleeding in Patients with Gingivitis
Saffron Extract Comparable to Fluoxetine in Treating Mild-to-Moderate Depression in Small Trial
Market Report
Sales of Herbal Dietary Supplements Increase by 7.9% in 2013, Marking a Decade of Rising Sales: Turmeric Supplements Climb to Top Ranking in Natural Channel
Legal & Regulatory

Dr. Oz’s “Miracle” Herbal Weight-Loss Products: The Senate Hearing, Advertising Regulations, and Science behind the Claims

Book Reviews
The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger: The Invaluable Medicinal Spice Crops
Botany in a Day (APG): The Patterns Method of Plant Identification, 6th edition
Evidence and Rational Based Research on Chinese Drugs
Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature’s Most Powerful Plants
Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon
In Memoriam
Sebastian Chuwa 1954-2014
Tanya Edwards 1960-2014
Leslie Paula Gardner 1953-2014
Hugh Mitchell 1922-2014
William “Bill” Popin 1954-2014
Mark C. Roman 1967-2014
Book Profiles
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